Local Mentors For Small Business

Whether you are a start-up, struggling with a business challenge or just need advice about an aspect of your business, our SCORE mentors can guide you through the steps to success. We are here to help -- request a mentor today. 

Business experts serving Polk, Rutherford, Henderson, Transylvania, Jackson, Macon, Clay and Cherokee Counties. 


Free confidential, business advice from local advisors committed to helping you succeed.  One-on-one mentoring, conducted via in-person, video, email or by phone. Clients tell us we are responsive, available and helpful. 

Find a Mentor

Workshops & Events

Register today for our no- or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics including marketing, finance and accounting, management, and others. Get instruction from a local expert and connect with other business owners in the community.

Take a Workshop

Templates & Tools

If you’re looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Browse the Library

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

Become a Volunteer